Crime

State Sen. Scott Wiener says drug users need treatment, not prison.	(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Sen. Wiener wants California to decriminalize psychedelics

State Sen. Scott Wiener of San Francisco said for the first time…

State Sen. Scott Wiener says drug users need treatment, not prison.	(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Supervisor Gordon Mar called a proposed police union contract a “tremendous lost opportunity” Thursday and blamed it on a lack of leadership on police reform by Mayor London Breed. (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Supes blame mayor for ‘lost opportunity’ but advance police contract

A controversial proposal that would give San Francisco police officers raises without…

Supervisor Gordon Mar called a proposed police union contract a “tremendous lost opportunity” Thursday and blamed it on a lack of leadership on police reform by Mayor London Breed. (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Police investigate a shooting outside the Boyd Hotel on Jones Street in the Tenderloin on Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Man killed in Wednesday night shooting in Bayview District

A 42-year-old man died in a shooting in San Francisco’s Bayview District…

San Francisco Police investigate a shooting outside the Boyd Hotel on Jones Street in the Tenderloin on Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A tentative contract agreement would postpone raises to police officers now in return for larger raises later. Kevin N. Hume/
S.F. Examiner

Supes to debate police union contract proposal

The Board of Supervisors will soon consider a controversial proposal that would…

A tentative contract agreement would postpone raises to police officers now in return for larger raises later. Kevin N. Hume/
S.F. Examiner
(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Proposed changes to the police union contract would add insult to injury for community members

San Francisco is failing to heed calls for defunding and divestment from police

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Supervisor Shamann Walton authored legislation designed to increase oversight of the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Prop D boosting oversight of SF sheriff passing comfortably

Voters have approved a ballot measure aimed at increasing accountability for the…

Supervisor Shamann Walton authored legislation designed to increase oversight of the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Proposition E asks voters to change a provision in San Francisco’s charter that requires the police force to have 1,971 sworn officers. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Voters supporting Prop. E to set SFPD staffing levels with data

A ballot measure that would remove the arbitrary mandate requiring San Francisco…

Proposition E asks voters to change a provision in San Francisco’s charter that requires the police force to have 1,971 sworn officers. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Crime scene tape on Wednesday, May 30, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Woman in critical condition in Mission collision

A woman, 72, is seriously injured after a collision with a sedan

Crime scene tape on Wednesday, May 30, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
SFPD Crime

Police seeking suspects who allegedly shot, robbed victim Saturday

A man was hospitalized Saturday after two assailants kidnapped him and then…

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Prop. 17 would give the formerly incarcerated the right to vote. (Shutterstock)

Vote “Yes” on Prop. 17 and restore voting rights to 50,000 California citizens

By Betty McKay I remember vividly what election season looked and felt…

Prop. 17 would give the formerly incarcerated the right to vote. (Shutterstock)
(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Prop. D will provide true accountability and oversight for law enforcement

We are veteran civilian oversight investigators with a combined 109 years of…

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Police arrested three men in connection with a December 2019 fatal shooting in the Tenderloin after serving warrants in San Francisco and in Antioch. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Three arrested in 2019 killing of SF mother

Cops accuse trio of participating in street gang

Police arrested three men in connection with a December 2019 fatal shooting in the Tenderloin after serving warrants in San Francisco and in Antioch. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
City officials closed San Francisco County Jail No. 4 on the top floor of the Hall of Justice at 850 Bryant St. in September, reducing the number of beds in the jail system by about 400. Kevin N. Hume/
S.F. Examiner

SF jail closure prompts doctor to call for release of more inmates

Reduced space increases risk of COVID-19 spreading among those in custody

City officials closed San Francisco County Jail No. 4 on the top floor of the Hall of Justice at 850 Bryant St. in September, reducing the number of beds in the jail system by about 400. Kevin N. Hume/
S.F. Examiner
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Antioch man, 41, shot and killed in Bayview

A man killed in a shooting in the Bayview on Saturday afternoon…

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Crime scene tape on Wednesday, May 30, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Body found burning in SoMa prompts suspicious death probe

Authorities in San Francisco have launched a suspicious death investigation after the…

Crime scene tape on Wednesday, May 30, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
In this handout image provided by the California Department of Corrections, convicted murderer Scott Peterson poses for a mug shot March 17, 2005 in San Quentin, California. Judge Alfred A. Delucchi sentenced Peterson to death March 16 for murdering his wife, Laci Peterson, and their unborn child. (California Department of Corrections via Getty Images/TNS)

Prosecutors to retry penalty phase of Scott Peterson trial

2003 discovery of Laci Peterson’s body led to sensational high-profile murder trial of husband

In this handout image provided by the California Department of Corrections, convicted murderer Scott Peterson poses for a mug shot March 17, 2005 in San Quentin, California. Judge Alfred A. Delucchi sentenced Peterson to death March 16 for murdering his wife, Laci Peterson, and their unborn child. (California Department of Corrections via Getty Images/TNS)
A lab worker from the Medical Examiner’s Office was arrested with an evidence bag of methamphetamine in August. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Audit over lab worker meth arrest finds medical examiner is missing drugs

An audit of the Medical Examiner’s Office prompted by the arrest of…

A lab worker from the Medical Examiner’s Office was arrested with an evidence bag of methamphetamine in August. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The Hall of Justice building at 850 Bryant St. is notorious for sewage leaks and is known to be seismically unsafe. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SFPD speeding up Hall of Justice exit after another ‘large leak’

San Francisco police can’t get out of the decrepit Hall of Justice…

The Hall of Justice building at 850 Bryant St. is notorious for sewage leaks and is known to be seismically unsafe. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Tire tracks were visible at Mission and Ruth streets after a sideshow in the area on Sept. 7 that ended in a fatal shooting. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Supes pass legislation to increase penalties for sideshow drivers

San Francisco is clamping down on the dangerous sideshow driving craze that…

Tire tracks were visible at Mission and Ruth streets after a sideshow in the area on Sept. 7 that ended in a fatal shooting. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The Hall of Justice building at 850 Bryant St. on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Suspect charged with assault for allegedly punching ‘free speech’ rally organizer

A suspect arrested for allegedly punching the organizer of a “free speech”…

The Hall of Justice building at 850 Bryant St. on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)